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Damnation - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,599 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2599
Reviews: 1048
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%


Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.75% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beerguy101 on 09-19-2003)
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ausonius

New York

4.78/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Very pale. Good carbonation, but fairly small head that eventually fades pretty much altogether. No lacing.

NOSE: Gorgeous pure pale malt. The deftest touch of creamy Belgian yeast with a light, ethereal hop component.

PALATE: A seemingly huge wave of very pale malt, but not at all sweet or heavy.
Is this magic? How did they do this?
Long flavor which is both simple & complex at the same time.
The huge malt impression is followed by a dry, malty, lightly spicy, creamy mid-palate, & on to a dry lghtly hopped, piney/floral end flavor & finish.

The simplicity of this brew is it's genius, with the complexities of perfect balance, the subtlties of lightly creamy Belgian yeast & the perfectly understated touch of hops on the nose & tongue.

Totally & seemingly organically all of a piece.
Like a ninja quick, powerful swing on the sweet part of the bat that flies out of the park as fast as you can turn your head.

I see what all the fuss is about!

This is a Brilliant WOW! Beer!

96 Points

Thank God I AM worthy!

Humble thanks to Steve for sharing this at the Sour Tasting.

CHEERS!

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2011 18:23:26 | More by ausonius
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Damnation from Russian River Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,599 ratings.